Beyond Barriers Podcast

If you are an ambitious woman who wants to dominate your career, then the Beyond Barriers Podcast is for you. Discover why traditional career strategies are outdated, what skills are growing in demand, and how to stand up and stand out in the workplace.

This podcast is co-hosted by Nikki Barua - Digital Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker. And Monica Marquez - ex-Googler, Diversity Expert and Senior Corporate Leader. As thought leaders in innovation and inclusion, we bring unique insights on what it takes to turn your barriers into breakthroughs.

In each episode, we interview C-level executives, industry influencers, and business leaders from top corporations. From inspiring stories to cutting-edge strategies, you’ll learn how to develop the skillset, mindset and toolset to accelerate your success.


All Episodes

Episode 07: How to Ace The Interview with Google’s Ginny Clarke

Are you an ambitious woman who wants to dominate your career? In this episode, Monica Marquez talks with Ginny Clarke, Director of Leadership Staffing at Google and author of Career Mapping: Charting your Course in the New World of Work….

Episode 06: Habits & Hacks: The Five Essentials to Being Courageous

Are you an ambitious woman who wants to dominate your career? In this episode, Nikki Barua and Monica Marquez help you develop the skillset, mindset and toolset to accelerate your success by discussing courage. They share the difference in…

Episode 05: Succeeding In The First 90 Days With Kameka Dempsey

Have you ever taken a chance and switched jobs? In this episode, we learn how to prepare for the first ninety days on the new job and the ways to make the most out of networking opportunities. Founder of KD Leadership Strategies, Executive Coach &…

Episode 04: Habits & Hacks: What Do You Want To Be Known For

How do you gain clarity? In this episode, Nikki Barua and Monica Marquez explain how they found their passions and identified their unique skills. Change is constant; the only species that survive are the ones that adapt to the change. The challenge…

Episode 03: Finding Your Way To Career Success with Monica Marquez

In this episode, senior corporate leader and diversity expert, Monica Marquez joins the show. Throughout her career, Monica has pioneered industry-leading programs to help the disadvantaged gain breakthrough access to opportunities. Monica…

Episode 02: Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities with Nikki Barua

Have you ever wondered how to turn your obstacles into opportunities? In this episode, we talk about breaking through your barriers and owning your power. Serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, influencer, and international keynote…

Episode 01: Habits & Hacks: 5 Essential Elements To Gain Clarity

What does it mean to have clarity? Clarity is discovering your purpose and finding your path. Clarity is the key to success and a source of courage and confidence. The five essential elements of clarity are: 1. Clarity on what you are passionate…

Episode 00: Introducing the Beyond Barriers Podcast: Accelerate Your Success

Whether you are just getting started or hungry to get ahead, simply working hard is no longer enough to advance your career. You must keep learning new skills and adapt to a rapidly changing business landscape. If you are an ambitious woman…